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Tmj Swollen Lymph Nodes
Last two months symptoms: tight/tingling shoulders, tight/tingling neck, headache (band type), swollen head. Tmj w/swollen lymph nodes for last 2 wks?
Multiple symptoms: Tmj disfunction is often caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching). Symptoms can include TMJ pain, pain near or in the ears, chronic headaches and/or migraines, neck and shoulder pain, and is often a result of stress. Swollen lymph nodes are usually a symptom of infection. See your dentist for an examination and diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Can TMJ pain start at any time? Saw dds in apr. For exam had no problems. Now pain when opening mouth but also swollen lymph nodes in neck.
2 left neck lymph nodes swollen after 3 months.Also, pain when touched under portion of right jawline.Have tmj, sinuses, allergies.Bloodwork normal.?
Is a blunt paint below the hinges of my jaw indicative of swollen lymph nodes, therefore I ought to bunker down and get rest/fluids/etc?
See Doctor: Pain in the jaw hinge could be tmj, but pain below the hinge could be anything: referred pain of decaying tooth, inflammation in the parotid gland or lymph node. If red, warm or swollen, call your doctor. Rest and fluids are for viral infections (cold and flu). If this is a localized bacterial infection you need to seek medical attention. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.
See your doctor: Any child with enlarged lymph nodes should have a visit to his/her pediatrician. Most enlargement of lymph nodes are what we called reactive enlargement, because it is usually associated with an infectious process, like sore throat, ear infection, etc. Now, enlargement of lymph nodes that are persistent, above certain size or in certain places can be the the first sign of more severe diseases. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not always.: While it is true that lymph nodes that remain stable in size are "more likely than not" to be cancerous, that is not an absolute rule. In fact, many lymphomas may grow very slowly and not demonstrate any appreciable change in size over a few years. I advise you to seek out medical evaluation, if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
It all Depends: Our lymph system is healthy when it is active, protecting us from infections, even if we cannot feel we have been exposed to a foreign bug or substance. So, in general lymph node activity should reassure us of our health. Now, if the nodes keep growing, become painful or persist well past the time of fighting off an infection then medical care should be sought for evaluation. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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